Even in the highest tiger population density areas, spotting tigers is not certain. Some tourists must take back-to-back safari for several days to increase the possibility of spotting tigers.
Elephant safari is the best way to get closer to the tigers while Jeep safaris will allow deep penetration into the forest, into the habitat of tigers.
Always follow your guide’s instructions while on a safari, your safety is important. This wild animals is a well-known carnivorous. Absolute silence is needed for tiger spotting.
Usually, summers are the best time to spot tigers as the water holes will be drained out, pushing tigers to reach out of their usual habitat to find large water sources. Also, the grasses will be dried out, increasing your visibility.
What to Wear For Tiger Safari
The prime tiger spotting time is during the peak summer season. Thus, you should wear fully covering thin clothing, comfortable shoes or any footwear that covers your feet completely, sunscreen and hat as exposing your skin to sun can lead to sunburn, dehydration and other skin problems. Remember to carry a large bottle of water. And if you prefer early morning safari, carry a thin jacket.
Many of the naturalists in India are incredible as they can hear alarm call, sound of engine from a great distance. When you enter the tiger reserves in India it’s incredibly easy to become detached by your guide’s notes, instructions and eye movements, assuming that they have some inside knowledge about where the tigers are going to pop up while in fact, they don’t. So don’t be afraid to look the other way, get involved and try to discern the different deer and langur alarm calls from the broad-spectrum of jungle noises. You’re not going to become an expert anytime soon but it certainly adds to the whole amazing experience.